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Ch6 Meyers Practice

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Interpreting new sensory information within the framework of a past memory illustrates
top-down processing
The size of the difference threshold is greater for heavier objects than for lighter ones. This best illustrates
Weber's law
After hearing that Bryce had served a prison sentence, Janet began to perceive his friendly behavior as insincere and manipulative. This best illustrates the impact of
perceptual set
The central focal point in the retina where cones are heavily concentrated is known as the
fovea
Which of the following types of cells are located in the brain's visual cortex?
feature detectors
Rules for organizing stimuli into coherent groups were first identified by
Gestalt psychologists
The distance between our right and left eyes functions to provide us with a cue for depth perception known as
retinal disparity
Railroad tracks appear to converge int he distance. This provides a cue for depth perception known as
linear perspective
A door casts an increasingly trapezoidal image on our retinas as it opens, yet we still perceive it as rectangular. This illustrates
shape constancy
Green seen through sunglasses appears equally as green as it does without glasses. This best illustrates
color constancy
After some practice, Carol was able to read books while holding them upside down. This best illustrates
perceptual adaptation